Could Be Better

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A bluesy take on the apathy and acceptance of working class life.


I hang my dreams out on the line now- wring em out
Leave them to bleach out in the sun
I come home late and get up early every day
Try to get so tired I don't remember what I done
I can't sleep in this tenement house
I hear roaches and fleas play
A cold beer in the afternoon sun
Try to hear the ocean in the freeway

Could be better- could be worse
Ain't no blessing- ain't no curse
Could be better but it could be worse

I gave it up a long long time ago
Now I don't believe in destiny
These long lines and these telephone wires
Where my two feet will never carry me
No reason to try and keep my head up
I gave it up- I let it go
No reason to believe that anything will change
In my living room alone


from Volcano, released February 10, 2015
Lyrics and music by Nathan Earle



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The Get Ahead Portland, Oregon

The Get Ahead is a new band with an old soul. Drawing from the roots of rhythm and blues, soul, and rock n' roll, The Get Ahead can send you to the dance floor before your feet even tell you where you are headed. You are bound to get your groove on with The Get Ahead, so bring your dancing shoes, unbutton that top few, and come get loose! ... more

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